Building a tiny home is much more complicated than the tiny home tv shows lead you to believe.
Trying to build a home that is 400 square feet or less is a task that requires extreme focus and planning. How do I know that? We, at Rulaco Tiny Homes and proud owners of Rulaco Remodeling have spent the past year investing our companies time, energy, knowledge, experience , research, man power and dollars to prepare us to build a home that will provide our customers years of maintenance free living and conﬁdence in the build.
Building tiny homes that are safe, secure, able to handle the trip down the road at 60 MPH with the right materials and proper engineering happens when you can spend the time researching what works and what doesn’t.
This knowledge comes by digging in and being committed to providing a product we ourselves would invest in. During our year plus of hiring an architect, working with NOAH Certiﬁed, researching hurricane type codes for framing and securing the building envelope, understanding the 60-40 split, weight management, materials that work for the build, using
sustainable and efﬁcient products and making them all work in a tiny build takes research. It takes Redundancy! Like an airplane, redundancy is one thing that we have decided needs to be a top priority when building these wonderful tiny homes. This offers us the peace of mind that our product will perform at a high level of safety and satisfaction.
Let’s talk briefly about what this means when building a tiny home.
Finding that perfect solution to attaching the framing to the trailer and adding a second stage of security to ensure the home will withstand the journey down the road takes knowledge and know how.. Looking deeper into the build to make the product better is one aspect of our build process that we make sure we focus on. The technical deﬁnition of Redundant is used to describe part of a machine, system, etc., that has the same function as another part and that exists so that the entire machine, system, etc., will not fail if the main part fails. Our experience in construction has taught us the importance of this, Redundancy has long been regarded as a desirable property in ensuring the safety of structural systems. We follow this rule during our entire build. Be assured that we take every step, and additional ones, to make sure we are building your home the best way we can.
Our remodeling team has been building stuff for over a quarter of a century.
During this time we have learned so much. Sometimes in remodeling the saying is “Take what the home will give you.” Doing this allows us to provide the best solution to the issue at hand. Having spent the last year in our project tiny home has taught us that tiny homes require this type of thinking. Planning the design and build requires experience on how to get from here to there with functionality, comfort and safety being the end result.
Our licensed remodeling company has built to codes and standards for years.
Following the codes to build a safe and properly built building is part of who we are. This past year learning the nuances to building tiny has exposed us to Tiny Home Code Appendix Q and all the special codes that relate directly to tiny home building. We have spent countless hours researching the best construction practices that ensure a great product. Having been exposed to 1000’s of remodeling project decisions that require experience in how to best utilize space and functionality have been such a big part of our team’s success. Building tiny seems to be the natural progression for us. Tiny homes require vision, knowledge and the ability and willingness to learn more!
As we all have aged here at Rulaco, one of our strong suits, I see as one of the owners, is that we recognize ideas from others that work and meet our building standards.
“Good ideas are good ideas no matter who came up with them.” Over the past year we have seen so many wonderful ideas to utilizing space, functional furnishing, creating the space that works best for the design plan and to top it all off, we have the people to build those special cabinets, ladders, staircases, wardrobe closets, laundry spaces and bathrooms that work.
I leave you with this one question.
Four or Five years ago some of the most talented tiny home builders were construction companies, Doing bathrooms, kitchens, room additions and all types of home remodeling projects. Then, they moved into Tiny Home building. So my question is this, “Would you hire a licensed company with years of construction experience and customer satisfaction with a team of talented carpenters from a company that cares about each and every decision that you make and has invested over a year of educating their team to build your tiny
If you are looking for the attention and customer service that a tiny home requires for a successful build…You have found us. Rulaco Tiny Homes would love to build the home of your dreams!